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Solemn Babe Ruth at Lou Gehrig’s Funeral

Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig weren't the best of friends, but this photo from 1941 shows a solemn Ruth paying his last respects to his teammate.
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This is a photo that is powerful and speaks for itself. Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig were not the best of friends, but they were teammates on the legendary New York Yankees of the 1920s, and indisputably two of the greatest hitters in the history of baseball. Lou’s funeral was June 3rd, 1941 and he was buried at Kenisco Cemetery in New York, next door to Gate of Heaven Cemetery where Ruth is buried.

Babe Ruth attends Lou Gehrig’s open casket funeral in 1941

Source: SB Nation

If you click on the image, you can see much greater detail and what looks like a powerful moment of reflection for the Bambino. The Babe himself wasn’t far from death himself as he passed away before the end of the decade.

Don’t miss this beautiful image of Gehrig in color, giving his famous speech at Yankee Stadium.

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